WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation is the leading global charity dedicated to the protection of whales and dolphins.
Our vision of a world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free is not a noble gesture, but an essential means to sustain the future of our Earth by increasing the planet’s climate resiliency
To amaze people with the wonder of whales and dolphins and inspire global action to protect them.
A world where every whale and dolphin is safe & free
There are 3 vital ways that we are fighting for the survival of whales and dolphins.
Together we can:
Whaling and captivity
Whales and dolphins should live free and healthy lives.
Why whales and dolphins matter
Whales play a vital role in the health of the marine ecosystem and the planet.
Create safe seas
Vessels and fishing gear accidentally harm over 650,000 marine mammals each year
How we work
The qualified and dedicated staff of WDC work to protect whales and dolphins from the many threats they face through campaigns, scientific research, advising governments, conservation projects, field research, and educational outreach.
We operate at international meetings and work globally, as well as working regionally through our offices in North America, the UK, Germany, and Australia.
Passion – We care deeply about whales and dolphins, and we share this passion with our supporters.
Integrity – Our work is backed by robust research, science and philosophy.
Inclusiveness – WDC does not work alone. Our supporters are at the heart of what we do. We also work collaboratively with researchers, other NGOs, communities, and governments to achieve real protection for whales and dolphins.
Courage – We are not afraid to take on big business, governments or industries whose actions harm whales and dolphins.
Whales and dolphins face threats each and every day but every day our supporters, volunteers, and partners make an invaluable contribution to our work. We are extremely grateful for this support.
Take a look at some of WDC’s achievements in the past year that you helped to make possible!
Upheld ban on commercial whaling
Greater protection for Hector's dolphins
Reducing fishing gear threat to right whales
Whale meat no longer moved through EU ports
Marine protected area created in Bangladesh
UK commits to reduce death in nets
Marine protected area created in Antarctica
US import of captured beluga whale stopped
Speed limit for ships along the US east coast
Harbour porpoise homes protected in UK
Online whale meat sales stopped in Japan
World's first beluga whale sanctuary
Today there are around 3,000 whales and dolphins held captive in aquariums, zoos, and marine parks. These highly intelligent individuals should not suffer for human "fun". You can help end the cruel exploitation of whales and dolphins in marine parks around the world.
Make a difference
Join our team - no matter which way you choose, your commitment helps whales, dolphins, and our shared planet.
Save the whales, save the world.
Adopt a whale and help us protect these amazing creatures.
You can join our team and help us save whales and dolphins
Your gifts help us take action for whales and dolphins.
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